Great House

Great House
Sunsets, Stars, and R&R Also, enjoy my collections of food, wine, and design links and blogs that I love.

Friday, July 30, 2010

122st Gillespie County Fair Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Fredericksburg, TX

122st Gillespie County Fair Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Fredericksburg, TX

Pretty amazing event. 122nd time! That doesn't happen very often. It is a really old fashioned county fair. Stock shows, food venues, dances, and of course the Midway of fun...rides for all ages. Make plans now to celebrate Americana at its' best.

The Gray Market Report: Pairing food with big red wines

The Gray Market Report: Pairing food with big red wines

Very good read. Lot's to study and think about. You can almost taste and smell the wine and food.

Lick My Spoon» Nectarine and Raspberry Crisp

Lick My Spoon» Nectarine and Raspberry Crisp

Wanted to share quickly this great site I have found. And it just happens to have another way to use those wonderful peaches you are buying (hopefully in the FBG are). You can see all the choices of ways to mix and match the fruits that are available to you. Looks like a perfect weekend, easy, peasy, lemon squeezy dessert! Stay cool out there.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Peach Cobblers - Peach Recipes - Seasonal Produce Recipe Guide - MarthaStewart.com

Peach Cobblers - Peach Recipes - Seasonal Produce Recipe Guide - MarthaStewart.com
Looks like today's great source for fresh peach recipes and inspirations. Wish I had a Peach Mango Ice Pick...if you don't know that would be Peach Mango Ice Tea with a good shot of icy vodka of your choice. Cool yourself off.....Cheers!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cowgirl Creamery - About Us

Cowgirl Creamery - About Us

What a wonderful find. This looks to be an interesting place. I will be ordering and letting you know what I think. However, I have been to Pt. S Reyes Station and all of the Bolinas area so my thoughts and memories are pouring into what this cheese could be like. It was one of the most glorious places I have every been. All along the peninsula is nothing but beauty and peace. Do a little research on this and see if you don't agree. Thunderous, crashing waves, and serene hiking trails among the elk await you! I can smell the eucalyptus as we rode with the window down letting the cool air wash through the car......

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Liquid Gold - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - December 01 2006

Liquid Gold - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - December 01 2006

mmmmmmm olive oil. This is good information. Try their Italian Bread with Tomatoes and Olive Oil recipe on their site. I bought a wonderful Chipotle olive oil at the new Olive Oil Shop in Fredericksburg, TX. Went in and did "tastings" just like at a winery. They also have a very unique group of balsamic vinegars to taste. I bought a "fig" balsamic. It is all good and hard to choose. Look them up. There are four locations in the US and the newest one is in FBG!

Steaks From Hell Recipe - KitchenDaily

Steaks From Hell Recipe - KitchenDaily

You need to try this out this weekend. I think I will. If you do let me know what you think.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

HealthSetter Challenge – Week 5 — HealthSetter

HealthSetter Challenge – Week 5 — HealthSetter
This came to me through Twitter. Looks like a great blog we all should follow. Very good information. I might even feel inspired. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Time to Relax. Really. - How to Have a Stress-Free Summer Vacation - Your Best Body for Summer - WholeLiving.com

Time to Relax. Really. - How to Have a Stress-Free Summer Vacation - Your Best Body for Summer - WholeLiving.com
Vacations are hard to come by these days with trying to keep jobs, the economy of our own pocketbook, and just feeling like we should save the money instead. This is a great article on relaxation if you do take the vacation. However, I found several really good points that you can use daily while on vacation or not. We all need to relax more. It evens suggests turning off the computer and cell phone. That alone would be a big vacation for me. Enjoy your weekend and try and relax along the way.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Welcome to Tra Vigne!

Welcome to Tra Vigne
Just had to post this. I came across it doing other things. It is absolutely one of my favorite places in the world to dine. The atmosphere, the food, the service, the bar, the EVERYTHING. If you ever go to the Napa Valley put this on your bucket list. Be sure to make reservations well in advance. Spend time just soaking it all in. Oooooo, ok, now I've made myself all relaxed and reminiscing....mini-vacation. That was good!

The Gray Market Report: The best place to drink Texas wine

The Gray Market Report: The best place to drink Texas wine
Way to go Ross and the Cabernet Grill. Great blog about all Texas Wine!

Tipsy Diaries - Summertime Is Bloody Mary Time at Local Restaurants - NYTimes.com

Tipsy Diaries - Summertime Is Bloody Mary Time at Local Restaurants - NYTimes.com
Cakebread Wines had brought this to my attention. Really fun read. Follow them on twitter.

CakebreadWines

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Learning something new every day!

Main Street, Harrodsburg, KentuckyImage by lumierefl via Flickr
Have you tried this "Zemanta Assistant"?  It is here to help you while you are blogging with suggestions and related sites and photos. Ha!  I just popped this Main Street picture in.  That was cool.  Let's see what else I can make happen. HMMMM, just added the article below.  Now.......
Enhanced by Zemanta

Recipes, Chef, Cooking, Wine, Cookbook, Menu - Wine & Food Foundation of Texas, Plate & Vine

Recipes, Chef, Cooking, Wine, Cookbook, Menu - Wine & Food Foundation of Texas, Plate & Vine
What a wonderful site this is....thanks Wine & Food Foundation for such a great way to share two of my favorite things...oh three actually....wine, food, & TEXAS!